Ph.D. (1972, Maryland), Outstanding Scholarship Award from the American Association of University Women, IEEE Distinguished Visitor Speaker (India), and Jaya-Jayant Award from IISc for excellence in teaching. She is at the Department of Computer Science and Automation, IISc, Bangalore, and works on compiler design and coding theory.
An excerpt from the publication "From the abstract to the concrete":
"The earliest memory that I have of studying something I really enjoyed, is learning elementary school algebra from my mother. She was a school teacher, and taught mathematics and French in high school. The year was 1958, and we were about to move from Khadakvasla in Pune, to Jammu, as my father, an officer in the Indian army, was posted to Surankote, a small town on the border between India and Pakistan. I had to be coached for the next class, having missed six months of school. I remember the pleasure of being able to convert a problem into an abstract formulation, using variables for unknowns, and then actually getting the answer by solving simple equations. It appeared magical at that time."